Monday, April 03, 2006
Sen. Obama takes aim at Bush's Energy Policies
Today in a statement prepared for AP, Ill. Senator Barrack Obama blasted the the Bush administration's energy and environmental policies. "As gas prices keep rising, the Middle East grows ever more unstable and the ice caps continue to melt, we face a now-or-never, once-in-a-generation opportunity to set this country on a different course," Obama said.
Obama suggested that the government should provide tax breaks and loan guarantees to companies that become leaders in the movement towards more environmentally friendlier energy sources. One suggestion came in legislation he introduce to Congress that would help the big three automakers pay for retiree health care, so the auto makers can reinvest this money in retooling their factories to produce more fuel-efficient cars.
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